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- adj. Fanatical, or obsessed with one cause or idea to the exclusion of other concerns.
- adj. Of or relating to a monomaniac.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to monomania; also, afflicted with monomania.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. obsessed with a single subject or idea
Hiring help does not solve the problems with the "monomaniacal" culture of science.
One thing was clear, though--I was never going to be a professor of anything if it meant that kind of monomaniacal passion.
The worst offenders are the Blue Dog caucus of Democrats from conservative districts who are positively obsessed, with a kind of monomaniacal zeal, on balancing the budget and matching revenue to expenditures.
Mr. GOUREVITCH: He was -- he modeled himself a lot on Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire, a certain kind of monomaniacal, African strongman type.
The Beeb seems to have let BBC3 leak into its programming elsewhere; there is a kind of monomaniacal craziness which modern controllers have in that they look first at whether a programme 'fits' before looking at whether it's good.
Say what you will about Stalin (and personally, I say he was brutal, monomaniacal, and paranoid), but to accuse him, and his fellow Soviet leaders of turning “one of the leading scientific, cultural and industrial powers in the world” into a backwater is downright Orwellian in its dishonesty.
When it comes to purely practical arguments, atheists and theists can argue whether it has been religious zealots or monomaniacal non-believers who have killed the greater number of people over the course of history.
Given the monomaniacal opposition to taxation among Conservative Movementarians, they would probably be happy to accept that trade. zic Says:
So why the monomaniacal focus on the evils of inflation?
But why not regard Brandon as simply, well, uni-faceted or monomaniacal, like guys glued to football on the tube?